ROAD to 31 Devotional Day 17- "Just Me and My Pillow"
Listen to "Me and Pillow" from my new mixtape https://m.soundcloud.com/jeannie-ortega-2/me-and-my-pillow…
I had come to a point where I was soooo content with where I was with God that I had no need for a significant other. I actually preferred my singleness because I was soooo full of Jesus and His love that I didn't want the distraction of a relationship. I had been so heartbroken and consumed before that I wanted nothing to do with a romantic love. I often said "I don't need a man" and "If God wants me to have a husband, He'll make him just for me." I was focused on God and for the first time ever I felt fulfilled and knew my purpose.
1 Corinthians7:7 "[Paul said] Sometimes I wish everyone were single like me—a simpler life in many ways! But celibacy is not for everyone any more than marriage is. God gives the gift of the single life to some, the gift of the married life to others"
1 Corinthians 7:32-35
"I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided. And the unmarried woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband."
I understood exactly what Paul was saying. I was content and was at a place in my life that I could stay that way forever. During this time, I grew in God so much. I took time to deepen my tangible relationship with my savior. I spent my time romancing Jesus, allowing Him to bathe me in His love and truth about my life and future. I would tell people, " I'm married to Jesus" lol (Super-saved) but I was serious. I would have dreams and visions and could hear the Lord so clearly. It was magical. I finally understood my worth and how I should be loved. To Him I was royalty. 👑
Psalm 73:25 "Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you."
Isaiah 54:5 "For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called."
I tell single people all the time, enjoy your singleness with God. It's the most focused intimate time you'll have and later in life it will be these times you had with Jesus that will solidify your walk forever. It is then we realize we are whole beings and having a significant other is a beautiful addition but it does not complete us. Jesus is King and it is only He that makes whole.
Colossians 2:10 "In Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;"
Reflection: So while it's just you and your pillow, pray for God to make you whole and complete in Him- Fulfilled in all areas of life, not needing the validation of anyone. Spend your time dancing with Jesus and when the time is right, He'll allow the right person to cut in.